30000Miles is a virtual walk through Africa which will take you from capital city to capital city of all the countries in mainland Africa, covering a total of 30,090 miles. The walk/run/cycle/exercise starts on September 1 and goes through October 31 OR whenever we make it through Africa, whichever comes first. You won't be alone, as people from around the country will join you to complete this challenge in the shortest time possible.
As we reach a new capital city in Africa, updates will be found at on Facebook @30000miles, with country information, maps and flags so we can also learn about this great continent.
Register for 30000Miles!
We are grateful for your participation because you are making a huge difference in the lives of children. Thank you!
Get your family, friends, school, places of worship, and civic organizations involved! Get yourself in shape while you change some young lives!
Track your miles and fundraising goal. You do not have to fundraise, but if you choose to, the first 100 people to raise $100 will receive a t-shirt and all funds raised will benefit the kiddos we serve.
Funds raised will be used by AFCA to provide children infected and/or affected by AIDS with medicine, school fees, sustainable food sources, medical supplies, and HOPE.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN WITH AIDS INC.
The American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) is a non-profit organization providing critical comprehensive services to infected and affected HIV+ children and their caregivers. Our programs are efficient, promoting self-reliance and sustainability. Since 2005, in collaboration with our in-country partners, we have served tens of thousands of families in some of the most underserved and marginalized communities in Africa. Our areas of impact include: medical support, livelihoods, educational support and emergency relief.
Currently, AFCA is transforming lives in Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
100% of the funds raised will be used by AFCA to provide children infected and/or affected by AIDS with medicine, school fees, sustainable food sources, medical supplies, and HOPE.
You do not have to fundraise, but if you choose to, the first 100 people to raise $100 will receive a t-shirt and all funds raised will benefit the kiddos we serve.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What is Charity Footprints?
Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.
Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.
What is the campaign registration fee?
Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.
The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.
How can I create my fundraising page?
Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.
While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.
I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?
All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.
Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?
The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.
That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.
Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.
Who can I contact if I need help?
You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.
How do I change or switch my team?
If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.